For the Business of Football - Inside World Football Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:26:38 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Loko Ultras fail with pitch invasion but successfully occupy local police station loko ultrasBy Alexander Krassimirov
September 1 - More than 60 Ultras, supporters of Bulgaria's Lokomotiv Plovdiv, occupied the police station in Montana this weekend, trying to free one of their fellow fans. The fan had been arrested during the game in the Bulgarian elite league between Montana and Lokomotiv after Plovdiv Ultras tried to invade the pitch.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:48:44 +0100
I-League faces loss of Goa's Dempo as ISL flexes its financial muscle Dempo Sports Club trophiesBy Samindra Kunti
September 1 - Goa's Dempo Sports Club are set to be the third Indian club to drop out of the 2016 I-League. The All India Football Federation AIFF wants a roadmap to have a single national Indian league in the future and it looks like the Indian Super League (ISL) is winning the race.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:24:50 +0100
Indosat signs regional telecoms deals with Arsenal, Barca and Inter Milan IndosatBy Paul Nicholson
September 1 - Indonesian telecom operator Indosat has signed official telecom partner deals with three of Europe's club giants - Arsenal, Barcelona and Inter Milan. The two-year deals will deliver exclusive content, breaking news and video to Indonesian fans.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Sponsorship Football Marketing News Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:00:52 +0100
North vs South Korea football friendly mooted as bridge to new era North vs South KoreaBy Mark Baber
August 31 - The tenuous rapprochement between the two Koreas may see North and South Korea competing in a friendly for the first time in 10 years, according to an article in the English language Korea Joongang Daily, part of one of South Korea's biggest newspaper groups.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:57:04 +0100
Five injured as safety barrier gives way at Bordeaux Euro2016 stadium Grand Stade de BordeauxAugust 31 - Five spectators, including two minors, were injured as a safety barrier gave way at the recently opened Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux late in the Derby de l'Atlantique.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:53:39 +0100 Premier League fans pack stadia buying over 1.4m tickets in first 4 rounds Arsenal fansBy Paul Nicholson
August 31 – The Premier League closed off its fourth round of matches going into the first international break of the season having sold a total of more than 1.4 million tickets – a remarkable 95.8% of all tickets available.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Football Marketing News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:20:02 +0100
FITS Forum to focus on measures to clean-up sports' dirty money-go-round Emanuel Macedo de MedeirosBy Paul Nicholson
August 31 – While the talk of reform in football up to this point has been generally been conducted via media statements and in federation meeting rooms, this week sees the first open discussion forum in Geneva that will look at the practical issues and potential solutions.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured World Football News Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:41:47 +0100
Mihir Bose: West Ham renting the Olympic stadium shows how the British state has failed in the modern sports business West Ham must have hoped that the dust had finally settled on their move next year to the Olympic Stadium. Not a bit of it. There are growing calls for public inquiry by fans of other football clubs into the decision by Boris Johnson to let the Hammers rent the stadium built by taxpayers' money for the 2012 Olympics, an occasion of great British national celebration.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Mihir Bose Columnists Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:05:55 +0100 Wanda waves its Chinese magic forming mega-sports group Wang JianlinBy David Owen
August 30 - Dalian Wanda Group, the Chinese conglomerate which this year bought 20% of Atlético Madrid, claims to have become the world's largest sports operating company after acquiring a US-based triathlon business for $650 million.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Football Marketing News Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:31:40 +0100
Platini stays quiet on FIFA, but backs Olympiakos saying there was no favourtism Michel Platini7By Andrew Warshaw
August 28 - Michel Platini's eagerly awaited first press conference since announcing he is running for FIFA president turned into a giant anti-climax when he refused to answer any questions about his candidacy, much to the disappointment and annoyance of scores of journalists who had travelled to Monaco specifically to hear his blueprint for the future.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:13:34 +0100
Man Utd scent blood as they hunt down Chelsea with Arsenal in sights twitter logoBy Paul Nicholson
August 28 – Manchester United again top the weekly Insideworldfootball Twitter growth table in a week that saw overall growth across all Premier League club twitter activity, resulting in an overall increase in followers of 0.63% compared to 0.57% the previous week.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Social media Football Marketing News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:00:27 +0100
Pakistan's Hayat keeps AFC legal posts despite breaking the law at home Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh HayatBy Andrew Warshaw
August 28 - With little fanfare and hardly any publicity, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) recently proudly announced the makeup of its new standing committees for the next four years. One of those re-elected as chairman of its legal committee - was Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, the controversial Pakistani who has been at the centre of a bitter domestic dispute.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:25:08 +0100
Leoz to appeal after Paraguayan judge rules in favour of US extradition Nicolas Leoz 3By Andrew Warshaw
August 28 - Nicolas Leoz, one of the most prominent powerbrokers caught up in the FIFA corruption scandal, has suffered a significant setback in his fight to avoid extradition to the United States.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured South America World Football News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:12:19 +0100
FIFA extraditions: US keep grip on Rocha; Argentine judge suspends Jinkis' extradition Loretta Lynch leads US dept of just press conferenceBy Mark Baber
August 28 - In the latest moves in the FIFA corruption case, an Argentine judge has suspended the US extradition request for Argentine businessmen Hugo and Mariano Jinkis in lieu of more information from US prosecutors, whilst the US has insisted on priority over Nicaragua in extraditing Julio Rocha from Switzerland.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:36:26 +0100
Champions League draw throws up mixed fortunes for Manchester clubs Champions League drawAugust 28 - If there wasn't quite a group of death, Manchester City arguably again drew the short straw in the draw for the group stages of the Champions League.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:24:57 +0100 Messi scores UEFA player award over Ronaldo and Suárez Lionel Messi UEFA player of the yearAugust 28 - Lionel Messi's role in Barcelona's treble-winning 2014/15 campaign has resulted in him being been named UEFA's European player of the year for the second time in the accolade's five-year history.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:11:15 +0100 Waiting game: Sexwale undecided on run at FIFA presidency Tokyo SexwaleBy Andrew Warshaw
August 28 - Former South African political prisoner turned human rights icon Tokyo Sexwale says he is still unsure whether to take on UEFA president Michel Platini and South Korea's former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon in the race to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president next February, but will make a decision "in due course".]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:41:41 +0100
Brazil rejigs calendar to make space for 2018 qualifiers but not Rio Olympics Rio 2016By Samindra Kunti
August 28 - The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have released the calendar for the 2016 Brazilian domestic season: the top-flight Brasileirão will come to a halt for the national team's World Cup qualifiers, but not for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured South America World Football News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:46:33 +0100
Schalke 04 strikes €1.4m deal with Turkish Airlines Schalke fansBy Jaroslaw Adamowski
August 28 - FC Schalke 04 has inked a new sponsorship deal with Turkish Airlines. The deal, which is estimated to be worth a total of €1.4 million, will see the airlinesupport the Gelsenkirchen-based side for two years.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:21:22 +0100
Comment: Mourinho's medical mess-up opens old wounds Mourinho and CarneiroBy Adonis Pratsides
August 28 - The lack of precision and the negligence, with which those who have attempted to defame Dr. Eva Carneiro have operated, would have stunned even the most listless surgeon, as the steady progress of Women in football suddenly flat lined.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured World Football News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:25:13 +0100
Gatorade locks up Champions League sports drink category UCL Gatorade LockupBy Ben Nicholson
August 28 - Gatorade, a PepsiCo brand, has taken the Official Sports Drink sponsorship category for the UEFA Champions League, as part of the three-year deal signed by parent company PepsiCo last month.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Sponsorship Football Marketing News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:09:41 +0100